Hailing from the Crescent City, Earphunk has emerged as one of the premier jam acts in the Southeast. The quintet has been steadily building a rabid fan base across the United States with their brand of high-energy funk, inspired improvisation, and dynamic stage production.
Earphunk has performed in more than 40 cities over the past 12 months, including performances at Wakarusa Music Festival, Bear Creek Music Festival, and The Purple Hatters Ball, and sharing the stage with Galactic, Big Gigantic, Toubab Krewe, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, ZOOGMA, Perpetual Groove, Break Science & Chali 2NA, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Rubblebucket.
Paying tribute to one of the greatest acts in electronic music as a 5-piece band is no easy task, and one that Earphunk certainly doesn’t take lightly when stepping on to the stage as Daft Phunk. Grown out of the late night after-party scene around festivals in their home city of New Orleans, Earphunk has only performed the Daft Phunk tribute a handful of times. ”The Daft Phunk show is something we only do on special occasions,” Earphunk guitarist, Paul Provosty says when bringing up the project. ”Without a doubt Daft Punk’s music is some
of most influential electronic music of our generation. Our aim withthe Daft Phunk show is to re-create Daft Punk songs organically with a live band, and put our own twist on it. No sequencers, no loops, 100% live instrumentation. Taking on this task was very time consuming and took months and months of rehearsals. We didn’t play the first show until we felt we could do justice to their songs. As of now, we have played three Daft Phunk shows, and are ready to take it to a national audience.”
The band has enlisted the help of KGB Lasers in order to provide a full Daft Punk-like experience. KGB Lasers is one of top providers of high impact laser shows and have worked with artists such as Skrillex, Paul Oakenfeld, Pretty Lights and Figure (kgblasers.com).
Touching on Daft Punk hits from throughout the band’s repertoire, and fusing them with the band’s mesmerizing jams, Earphunk creates a Daft Punk experience like no other leaving the audience awaiting which legendary club-pounding Daft Punk record the band will take on next.